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SERIES: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1904-S 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
6500
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
553,038
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$138,000 • PCGS MS67 • 8-11-2010 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,750 R-4.7 15 / 74 TIE 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 5 / 74 TIE 5 / 74 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

James A. Stack - Stack's 3/1975:612 - Stack's 3/1984:788 - David Akers 11/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3211, $138,000

1 MS67 PCGS grade

San Francisco Mint - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:830 - Paramount “Auction '85” 7/1985:1242 - Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:162 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4237, $92,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5580, $126,500

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Peake Collection - New Netherlands 6/1955:719 - Norweb - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3634 - Heritage 1/1999:6792 - David Lawrence - Dr. Peter Shireman

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

San Francisco Mint - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate (1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2102 - Stellar Collection - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3895,$80,500  - Heritage 9/2009:809, $74,750

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

James A. Stack - Stack's 3/1975:612 - Stack's 3/1984:788 - David Akers 11/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3211, $138,000

1 MS67 PCGS grade

San Francisco Mint - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:830 - Paramount “Auction '85” 7/1985:1242 - Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:162 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4237, $92,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5580, $126,500

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Peake Collection - New Netherlands 6/1955:719 - Norweb - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3634 - Heritage 1/1999:6792 - David Lawrence - Dr. Peter Shireman

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

San Francisco Mint - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate (1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2102 - Stellar Collection - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3895,$80,500  - Heritage 9/2009:809, $74,750

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30562, $38,187.50

6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers: With the exception of the 1892-O Micro O variety, the 1904-S Barber Half Dollar is by far the rarest issue of the series in terms of overall mint state rarity. In Gem condition, this issue is extremely rare...